Bodycon dresses

Raven White Lace Bodycon Dress
Grey Bodycon Dress
Black Bodycon Dress
Navy Bodycon Dress
I Can See Clearly Now Mesh Dress
String Along Strappy Dress

  The original Nikko pattern includes pattern pieces for a top (with or without sleeves) that is fitted, and a dress that is straighter through the waist and hips. I wanted to combine the two for a Nikko dress that is more body con like the top is. It’s a very easy hack so I thought I would share. First of all you will use the top pattern pieces instead of the dress one since it has the more fitted waistline. I decided to use the sleeved version, but this would just as easily work for the sleeveless one. The only pattern pieces that you will be adjusting is the front and back. The neckband and also the sleeves or sleeve facings stay the same. All you are going to do is lengthen the center front and center back straight down as those are cut on the fold. For the side seams you want to gradually angle it in about an inch so that it is fitted at mid calf. How long you extend it is up to you, but I would say somewhere between 20-30 inches from the original hem. Once you have cut and sewn the Nikko according the the instructions, I find it really helpful to try the dress on inside out and mark any areas that I want to pull in a bit and make adjustments. I then hemmed it using fusible knit tape like the pattern suggests. Because the pattern calls for really stretchy knits you don’t actually need a slit at the hem, just make sure that you use a very forgiving stretch stitch to finish it. Let’s talk a bit about fabric. I used a thick ribknit from The Fabric Store for this. I think that the thickness really is key to a body con dress so that it has more coverage. Rib knits are especially good for this. They kind of hide any lines or bumps that you may not want to draw attention to. That’s it! Super easy hack for a fun dress. Can’t wait to wear it for date night.

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Slit Down Bodycon Dress
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Tie Me Cut-Out Dress
Killer Queen Halter Bodycon Dress
One Time's The Charm Bodycon Dress
Chain of Heart Bodycon Dress
Full Scoop Bodycon Dress
Never Change Your Spots Bodycon Dress
Party Up Glitter Dress
Hit It Off Ribbed Dress
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Fringe Dress
Keep Under Wraps Midi Dress
Out of the Scoop Bodycon Dress
Take Me Out Bodycon Dress
All Work No Play Ruffle Dress
It's that Simple Bodycon Dress
Cut-Out of this World Velvet Bodycon Dress
Tighten Up Bodycon Dress
Beginners Luck Bodycon Dress
Slit Down Bodycon Dress
On Your Side Bodycon Dress
Static Striped Mini Dress
Strap in Clasp Dress
Cross Over Mini Dress
Crochet Knit Bodycon Dress
Crochet Knit Bodycon Dress
Lily Velvet Bodycon Dress
Lily Velvet Bodycon Dress
Stripe Pacific Bodycon Dress
Stripe Pacific Bodycon Dress
Pacific Bodycon Dress
Pacific Bodycon Dress
Dalia Bodycon Dress
Hanna Bodycon Dress
Dalia Bodycon Dress
Bodycon dress with shoulder detail
Sleeveless Lace Bodycon Dress
Side Tape Bodycon Dress
Off-the-Shoulder Floral Bodycon Dress